DL Eddie Goldman of Washington, DC will not take any more official visits. He is down to Auburn, Alabama, Miami and Florida State. Clemson was one of the schools he was considering visiting.
Clemson and USC will stage their major recruiting weekends of the campaign. Clemson will host a dozen prospects for official visits and the Gamecocks will have 16. Each will have only one uncommitted prospect on campus.
Clemson’s visits are scheduled to be:
DE Martin Aiken, DL Josh Brown, LB TJ Burrell, DB Ronald Geohaghan, WR Germone Hopper, DE Shaq Lawson, OL Javarius Leamon, TE Jay Jay McCullough, DB Cordrea Tankersley, DL Carlos Watkins, DB Marty Williams and DE Kenderius Whitehead.
Whitehead is the uncommitted prospect. He’s also considering Georgia and NC State.
USC’s visits are scheduled to be:
DE Darius English, DB Kyle Fleetwood, DB TJ Gurley, OL Joe Harris, LB TJ Holloman, DL Carlos Hood, LB Kaiwan Lewis, DB Rico McWilliams, QB Brendan Nosovitch, WR Shaq Roland, RB Kendrick Salley, WR Kwinton Smith, PK Nick St. Germain, DE Jhaustin Thomas, OL Mason Zandi and RB Mike Davis.
Davis is the uncommitted prospect. He has made his decision but is taking more visits. He will go to Georgia next weekend and Clemson the last weekend. He also has visited Tennessee and Florida State. He plans to announce on Signing Day.
Other weekend visits of note:
USC target WR Quinshad Davis to Wake Forest
USC target DB Chris Moody to Central Florida
Byrnes PK Kaleb Patterson to Miami of Ohio, and he’s expected to commit
Mauldin OL Jonathan McLaughlin to Marshall
Clemson target DB Ronald Darby to Florida State
Clemson target DE Jamichael Winston to Arkansas
Junior WR Tramel Terry will be among the prospects on campus at Clemson this weekend for the team banquet and major recruiting weekend. Terry’s will be making an unofficial visit. He is making the visit with his teammate, LB TJ Burrell, who is a Clemson commitment. Terry has had Clemson, USC, Georgia and Alabama high on his list.
Junior OL Taylor Chambers (6-8 290) of Irmo is hearing from several schools according to coach Bob Hanna. Chambers made it to San Antonio for the Army All-American game Saturday. “He told me a lot of coaches talked to him while he was there,” Hanna said. “The word is getting out on him.” Hanna added that Clemson, USC and Southern Miss are some of the schools showing interest. “He’s a hard-worker and has good feet,” his coach said. “He does need to get a little stronger. He will.” Chambers is a good student with a 4.5 G.P.A and has asked his coach to contact Wake Forest and Duke on his behalf. “Those are two good academic schools and that is important to him,” Hanna said. “If Clemson or Carolina were to offer him, he would be tickled to death.” Chambers does not have a favorite.
Junior LB Darius Wright (6-2 235) is also hearing from USC and Clemson. “He is a good player and runs well,” Hanna said. His coach feels he will receive several FBS offers. “I think he is interested in both schools in the state (USC and Clemson),’ he said. “His dad (Frank Wright) played at USC so I’m sure there is some interest there.” No favorites for Wright at this time.
Junior TE Adam Breneman (6-5 220) of Camp Hill, PA is emerging as a national prospect with 25 verbal offers at this point including one from USC. Gamecock recruiter GA Mangus was by Breneman’s school in December for a check in. “I’ve been in contact with him and I’ve gotten to know him pretty well,” Breneman said. “I’m thinking about going down to visit. I’ll decide on that in about a month when I play some visits.” Breneman’s father played at Delaware Valley State where Mangus once was head coach, so there’s a connection to the Gamecock recruiter. Breneman’s offers include USC, Alabama, Notre Dame, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Florida State, Maryland, Pittsburgh, Miami, North Carolina and others. He cited the Gamecocks, Maryland, Michigan State, Miami, North Carolina, Rutgers and Penn State as schools off to a good start in recruiting him. He’s not sure when he’ll decide but it’s possible he’ll have a decision prior to his senior season. Last season Breneman caught 72 passes for 1120 yards and 12 touchdowns. “I’m a flex out type of tight end,” he said. “I’ve played a lot of wide receiver.”
Junior RB David Williams (6-0 190) of Philadelphia has offers from Pitt, Rutgers, Virginia, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue, Notre Dame and Temple. He is hearing from USC, Michigan State, Boston College and Wisconsin. Williams does not have any favorites but is familiar with the USC program. “I know they have a really good running back,” Williams said. “They run a pro-style offense and they always go to bowl games. I am definitely interested in them.” He plans to visit Columbia over the summer. Visits he has already taken include Pitt, Rutgers, Maryland, UConn and Temple. “I’ve visited schools on the east coast,” he said. “I want to visit some schools down south and the west coast this summer if I can.” This past season, Williams rushed for 1950 yards and 19 scores. He did not name a leader.
Clemson freshman LHP Jeremy Scheck has left the Tigers baseball program and will attend the University of Illinois according to CBD sources close to the situation. Scheck was a highly touted recruit for the Tigers from Vernon Hills, Illinois where he was an Under Armour All-American, and a member of the USA Baseball 18U National Team. Scheck was expected to add depth to the Tigers pitching staff as a freshman and be used out of the bullpen mostly.
CBD sources state that Clemson sophomore RHP Jon Surber out of Lisle, Illinois has left the baseball program and will transfer to John A. Logan College, a JuCo school in Carterville, Illinois. Surber made five appearances as a freshman as he didn’t give up an earned run in 4.2 innings of work.